The Exorcist and the Machines: 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series 044 Andrew Ross

ISBN: 9783775728935

Published: April 30th 2012

Paperback

36 pages


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The Exorcist and the Machines: 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series 044  by  Andrew Ross

The Exorcist and the Machines: 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series 044 by Andrew Ross
April 30th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 36 pages | ISBN: 9783775728935 | 9.35 Mb

Cultural critic Andrew Ross questions the price we have to pay for the never-ending increase in efficiency and productivity and analyzes correlations between self-exploitation in the western economic system and the exploitation of the human workforceMoreCultural critic Andrew Ross questions the price we have to pay for the never-ending increase in efficiency and productivity and analyzes correlations between self-exploitation in the western economic system and the exploitation of the human workforce in Asia.

Many freelance and creative producers spend all their waking hours on their laptops, which allows them to work anytime and anywhere, but which often leads to misconceptions about the advantages of freelance employment.

Ross provides an example of the harsh labor conditions of the manufacturers of these machines in an investigation into the largest private employer in China, the Taiwanese company Foxconn, where a series of suicides occurred among the mostly adolescent workers.



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